Senate Bill 1206
115th Congress(2017-2018)
A bill to ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 23, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 23, 2017
Latest Action
May 23, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1206
Congress
115
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This bill: (1) exempts exporters of sea urchins and sea cucumbers that are designated as food for humans or animals or taken for recreational purposes from licensing requirements; and (2) requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to amend regulations concerning transporting wildlife to clarify that those sea urchins and sea cucumbers are fishery products exempt from the export permission requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Thus, those exporters will be exempted from: (1) inspections to ensure shipments of those fishery products do not contain endangered or threatened species, and (2) related inspection fees.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/23/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
05/23/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 24, 2017 12:26:38 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:48:19 PM